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Preschool Staff

IMG_8793ANN KNIGHT
Director of Children's Ministries

Ann is a native of Lynchburg and has been a member of Rivermont since 1998. She has served in many areas of our children’s ministries. In her role as Director, she oversees all the Children’s Ministries for the nursery through 4th grade and the Rivermont Preschool. Her passion is working with children and her gifts are teaching and administration. Ann’s husband Frank, who has served as an elder and a deacon, is also very active at Rivermont. Their daughter, Jenni, works in South Carolina. Ann’s degree from Longwood University is in elementary education with a minor in math. Ann enjoys reading, crocheting, playing the piano and gardening.

1007KIMBERLY KELLY
Administrative Assistant

Kimberly Kelly has been the preschool’s Administrative Assistant since August, 2008. She handles the financials, student registration information, and much of the office work associated with the preschool. Her passion to help others is a blessing to Ann, the teachers and parents. Kimberly and Sean have two children, Elizabeth and Josh. Kimberly’s degree from LU is in accounting and she has a certification in CPR and First Aid. She loves to share her knowledge of nutrition with others and enjoys teaching a nutrition lesson to our preschoolers once a year! Kimberly enjoys coffee with friends, getting great deals on groceries, preparing and eating healthy foods, and organic gardening.

1009RUTH STINESPRING
Pre-K Teacher

Ruth Stinespring teaches the Pre-K Class, our four and five year olds. She has taught little ones at Rivermont for many, many years now in the nursery program, Sunday school program and the weekday preschool. In her free time, Ruth enjoys the beach, times with her family, swimming and reading. Ruth has 2 sons, Doug and Thomas, and a daughter, Evelyn, and four grandchildren. Her beloved husband, Doug, passed away in 2012. Ruth comments, “What a blessing to work at REPC! I thank God for the privilege, for the children to love, and help to show them God’s love. It makes my day much, much brighter. What a blessing!”

1008PAT HYLTON
Pre-K Teacher

Pat Hylton teaches the Pre-K Class, our four and five year olds. She has taught little ones at Rivermont for many, many years in our Sunday school program and weekday preschool program. In her free time, Pat enjoys reading, walking, and swimming for exercise and recreation. Pat and James have one son, Jimmy. Pat’s comments about working at the preschool are, “I love working at Rivermont Preschool because of the wonderful Christian people that I am privileged to work with every day and getting to love on every child that God has entrusted into my care. What a blessing to have the perfect job! It keeps me young!"

1001PAIGE DARDEN
Three Year Old Teacher

Paige Darden teaches our three year olds. She has a background in speech and language with a master’s degree in Communication Science Disorders. She has many years of experience in working with children here at Rivermont, teaching Sunday School, Bible Clubs, and on staff with the preschool since 2012. In her free time, Paige loves tennis and reading. She and Norman have one daughter, Claudia. Paige likes to say that her job as a preschool teacher at Rivermont is the perfect combination of speech therapist and party planner . . . fun with a purpose!

1003KIMBERLY REYNOLDS
Three Year Old Teacher

Kim Reynolds teaches our three year olds. She has worked at Rivermont for many years now in our nursery programs and in the preschool. She has a degree in studio art from Randolph Macon Woman’s College. Kim grew up on a farm in Nelson County and has lived in Lynchburg for fifteen years. In her spare time she enjoys reading, drawing, and painting. With her art background, she thoroughly enjoys working with her three year olds in their arts and crafts projects!

1006NANCY MAYS
Two Year Old Teacher

Nancy Mays teaches our two year olds. She started working at Rivermont Preschool in January of 2011 in the One Year Old class. She occasionally substitutes for the Pre-K class on Mondays. Nancy graduated from Liberty University. While attending LU, she volunteered for the YWCA after school child care program. Nancy has also worked with MOPS childcare, in-home childcare, vacation Bible schools, and teaching Sunday school. She presently serves in her church with Faith Girlz. Nancy is married and has four children. Her twin daughters attended Rivermont Preschool and loved it! Some of her hobbies include walking, baking, shopping, reading, and spending time with her family.

sccgroup_2_003STACEY VAN VOORHIS
Two Year Old Teacher

Stacey Van Voorhis teaches our two year olds and the optional Monday class. She is a graduate of Covenant College with a degree in Sociology and Art. She has been a stay at home mom for many years. She is active at her church in the nursery and also does some in-home childcare. She and her husband, Tim, have four boys and one girl. In her free time she enjoys walking, painting furniture, being outdoors and spending time with her family.
"I love playing with these sweet two-year-olds! They are so precious and it is fun to watch their delight as they discover so many new things about the world!"

sarah_mSARAH MUNINOVIC
Preschool Teacher

Sarah Muninovic has been a Lynchburg resident since 2009. She and her husband, Dejan, relocated to the area from Greensboro, NC. They have two children, Anya and Liam, who both attended the preschool from the age of 2. Sarah is a stay-at-home mom who volunteers throughout the community in both of her children's public schools as well as with the local Girl Scout Council. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys reading, relaxing at the beach, and spending time with her family. She has served as a Preschool substitute and helped with childcare during Preschool Council meetings. Since her son, Liam, graduated from the preschool program in 2016, Sarah is elated to stay connected as a teacher in the optional Monday class.